Frac Sand
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## **Industrial Sand Mining in Western Wisconsin:** Resources for Environmental Monitoring and Advocacy This page is an introduction to frac sand issues and airborne particles, aimed at connecting concerned community groups, hardware developers, and scientists. You will find resources to: * connect with projects and people facing frac sand issues and particle pollution * learn about particle pollution, health, and regulations * explore options for addressing frac sand mining in your community ****** ### Table of Contents **Frac Sand Mining** | ----------------------|--------------------- [Background Information](https://publiclab.org/wiki/nonmetallicmining#Industrial+Sand+Mining) | This page gives information about the history of frac sand mining, what it is, what it is used for, and the environmental and human health concerns that surround it. [People and Places](wiki/wisconsin) | The first permitting for Frac Sand mining in Wisconsin started in late 2006 ([Pearson, 2015](http://wisconsinfracsand.blogspot.com/)). Since then, thousands of people have participated in the fight against the frac sand mining industry's negative effects. Learn more about the groups involved and what they are doing on the Wisconsin wiki page. [Particulate Matter Monitoring](/wiki/pm) | The PM Monitoring wiki includes information that explains how particles form in the air, how they affect human health, how they are regulated, and how they can be monitored. The wiki delves deep into different ways particles form with a focus on nonmetallic mining and [silica dust](https://publiclab.org/wiki/silica-monitoring). [Advocacy Leverage Points](https://publiclab.org/wiki/frac-sand-advocacy-leverage-points) | This wiki discusses regulations surrounding frac sand mining and highlights local government leverage points towns and community groups can use to address frac sand issues. From here you can also link to the [Frac Sand Legislation wiki](https://publiclab.org/wiki/frac-sand-legislation), which discusses national and state regulations and legislation related to air quality that are particularly relevant to frac sand issues. [Action Oriented Resources](https://publiclab.org/wiki/frac-sand-action-oriented-resources) | The Action Oriented Resources wiki compiles many tools people can use in addressing frac sand issues. There are workshops on selecting advocacy strategies, guidelines for setting up an environmental monitoring program, resources for working with the media, tools for reporting pollution and contact information for state and county regulators. ***** ### Recent activity related to frac sand mining: [notes:frac-sand] ***** #### Outline of Wiki Documents [Background Information](https://publiclab.org/wiki/nonmetallicmining#Industrial+Sand+Mining) [People and Places](wiki/wisconsin) [Particulate Matter Monitoring](/wiki/pm) - [Silica dust](https://publiclab.org/wiki/silica-monitoring) - [Regulations on PM Monitoring](https://publiclab.org/wiki/pm-monitoring-regulations) - [Collecting Data on Particulate Matter](https://publiclab.org/wiki/pm-monitoring) - [Visual monitoring](/wiki/visual-pm) - [Filter-based monitoring](/wiki/filter-pm) - [Optical monitoring](/wiki/optical-pm) - [Passive monitoring](/wiki/passive-pm) - [Public Lab PM monitoring tool development](/wiki/pm-dev) - [Passive monitoring tool](https://publiclab.org/wiki/SEM-stub-pm) [Advocacy Leverage Points](https://publiclab.org/wiki/frac-sand-advocacy-leverage-points) - [Frac Sand Legislation](https://publiclab.org/wiki/frac-sand-legislation) [Action Oriented Resources](https://publiclab.org/wiki/frac-sand-action-oriented-resources) - [Identify Advocacy Pathways Workshop](https://publiclab.org/wiki/choosing-advocacy-pathways) - [Start your own Environmental Monitoring Study](https://publiclab.org/wiki/start-enviro-monitor-study) - [Strategize a media campaign](https://publiclab.org/wiki/creating-a-media-campaign) **** ####Research in progress and Wikis Related to: [Silica](https://publiclab.org/tag/silica), [Particulate Matter](https://publiclab.org/tag/silica/tag/PM), [Passive-pm monitoring](https://publiclab.org/tag/passive-pm), [Wisconsin](https://publiclab.org/tag/wisconsin)....


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mathew "yes, they are also optical, like the Dustduino and Speck, but they use lasers instead of focused LEDs. " | Read more » about 10 years ago
warren "Hi, thanks for the post -- are the Dusttrak & Dylos optical devices, like the one the DustDuino project's using? http://publiclab.org/tag/dustd..." | Read more » about 10 years ago
mathew "Also, I noticed your two Dusttrack monitors you're using had different air intakes (pic below). is the cyclone really important? would it improve ..." | Read more » about 10 years ago
mathew "Cool! Does the dusttrack or dylos have a sensor-out port? I'm thinking we could hook it up to another data logger and collect humidity data on t..." | Read more » about 10 years ago
mathew "I got some big (4"x8") sheets from american science and surplus. I was going to see what happens when I put some silica dust down on a flatbed wit..." | Read more » about 10 years ago
warren "We could use smartphone or laptop screens for polarized light, or steal 3d glasses from movie theaters. I guess polarized light isn't in short supp..." | Read more » about 10 years ago